Handbook to Social Media and Internet Laws

If your business is online and uses social media as part of its customer service/marketing strategy (and let’s face it, whose isn’t), you may be interested in a book that was recently released by Lexis Nexis. It’s a handy book that sets out the legal issues that can arise (stemming from creating social media policies, employment issues, domain name disputes, privacy considerations, and e-commerce).

CanadaFashionLaw was delighted to be a contributing author for this text book.

If you’d like to get your hands on a copy, click here.

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Gear Up for Internet Launch

CanadaFashionLaw has been monitoring the progress of ICANN’s launch on new TLDs.  Some of the new TLDs have entered into the sunrise period, which essentially gives brand owners priority access to register new TLDs.  Other TLDs’ sunrise periods have closed.

Here’s a list of TLDs that could be of interest to the fashion community that will soon be launched, along with the closing date of their respective sunrise periods:

– .gift (March 28, 2014)

– .international (March 29, 2014)

– .holiday (April 4, 2014)

– .luxury (April 6, 2014)

– .marketing; – .rich; (April 7, 2014)

– .boutique; – .bargains (April 19, 2014)

– .watch; – .cool (April 26, 2014)

Below is a list of new TLDs whose sunrise periods have closed:

– .clothing; – .technology; – .diamonds; – .sexy; – .shoes;

Managing IP in China

We wear many (fabulous) hats at CanadaFashionLaw.  As Chair of the Toronto Intellectual Property Group, CanadaFashionLaw is looking forward to the upcoming TIPG event that is being hosted on October 22.  We’re bringing in a Canadian-trained, China-based IP professional that will provide practical tips on how to manage your company’s IP in China.  Not sure if this is relevant to you?  Well, if you currently or intend to manufacture in China or sell your product in China, it’s relevant.

You can expect to hear a summary of the talk here…stay tuned!